Brand new Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki takes on former junior World No.1 Anastasia Potapova in second-round action at the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
WTA Staff
February 1, 2018

MATCH POINTS

World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki's first match since being crowned Australian Open champion will be against 16-year-old Anastasia Potapova. The wildcard has had a standout junior career: this time almost exactly three years ago, she won Les Petits As in Tarbes, France, the premier U14 international tournament; in 2016, she took the Wimbledon girls' title to become junior World No.1. One year after that, Potapova came through Wimbledon qualifying to make her first senior Slam main draw - and on Tuesday, she scored her first WTA main draw win, and first Top 50 win, by beating Tatjana Maria 6-2, 6-4.

Roberta Vinci, the 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy champion, is now a qualifier ranked No.147, and the final match of her career - which the Italian has announced will take place at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in May - is just a few months away. However, the 2015 US Open runner-up holds a 3-0 head-to-head lead against her opponent today, No.5 seed Julia Goerges, having beaten the German on indoor hard courts in the 2010 Luxembourg final 6-3, 6-4; on outdoor hard courts in the first round of Toronto in 2013, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3; and on clay in the second round of Stüttgart in 2016, 6-3, 6-4.

Defending champion and No.4 seed Kristina Mladenovic is seeking to snap her 15-match losing streak today against Dominika Cibulkova. Mladenovic trails the Slovak 1-5 in the head-to-head - though her sole victory was their most recent meeting in the first round of the Australian Open in 2016, won by the Frenchwoman 6-3, 6-4. Today will be their first indoor hard court encounter.

ORDER OF PLAY

SIBUR ARENA (starts 1pm)

[5] Julia GOERGES (GER) vs [Q] Roberta VINCI (ITA) 
[4] Kristina MLADENOVIC (FRA) vs Dominika CIBULKOVA (SVK) 
Katerina SINIAKOVA (CZE) vs Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS) 

Not before 6.30pm

[1] Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN) vs [WC] Anastasia POTAPOVA (RUS) 
[WC] Petra Kvitova (CZE) vs Iirina-Camelia BEGU (ROU)

TC DYNAMO (starts 2pm)

[1] Gabriela DABROWSKI (CAN) / XU Yifan (CHN) vs Sara ERRANI (ITA) / Kirsten FLIPKENS (BEL) 
Alla KUDRYAVTSEVA (RUS) / Katarina SREBOTNIK (SLO) vs Mona BARTHEL (GER) / Nicola GEUER (GER) 
Anna KALINSKAYA (RUS) / Vera LAPKO (BLR) vs Timea BACSINSZKY (SUI) / Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)